Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 31 October 2021

Yesterday, 22,369 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.


COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 22,369 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,595,841.

92.5 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 80.4 per cent have had two doses. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 702 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 128 of those cases are in intensive care, with 80 cases on a ventilator.

Victoria was notified of 1,036 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. The 10 Local Government Areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Wyndham, Greater Dandenong, Melton, Hume, Brimbank, Greater Geelong, Whittlesea, Melbourne and Latrobe.

All locations containing new cases are published at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 22,013 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 88,824.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 12 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,122.

56,768 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,337,351.

There are currently more than 75,300 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.


COVIDSafe Settings

COVIDSafe Settings changed at 6pm Friday 29 October, thanks to so many Victorians taking action to protect themselves and their community. To see current settings, visit the COVIDSafe Settings page.

Advice for Halloween

Children aged under 12 aren’t vaccinated so it’s important to maintain some basic COVIDSafe principles for trick-or-treating:

  • Keep your distance
  • Encourage children to clean their hands
  • Homes should offer individually wrapped treats
  • Trick-or-treaters should stay outside of homes

In addition, ensure any Halloween parties follow the gathering rules of no more than 10 visitors to a home, per day.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website or call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on 1800 312 911. Callers will speak with Aboriginal staff who can answer questions about COVID-19 and direct them to relevant support services. The information line is open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

Reviewed 30 October 2021


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